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FBI arrests 'Blues Bandit' wanted in bank robberies

Juan Rivera Jr, 35, was taken into custody by the FBI on Thursday suspected of being the 'Blues Bandit' He earned his nickname by wearing an outfit similar to the Saturday Night Live Blues Brothers characters - a suit, fedora-like hat and glasses Between October 2016 and May 2017, the thief committed eight bank robberies and made off with more than $14,000 The FBI says Rivera became a suspect after authorities discovered the identity of the owner of the vehicle used in the robberies

By Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com

Published: 04:05 BST, 13 August 2017 | Updated: 04:05 BST, 13 August 2017

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A man suspected of being the 'Blues Bandit' and robbing eight banks in Arizona has been arrested by the FBI. 

The agency says 35-year-old Juan Rivera Jr was taken into custody Thursday by Phoenix police and the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force.

In the robberies that occurred between October 2016 and May 2017, the man wore a suit, fedora-like hat and glasses. Similar to the outfit worn by the Saturday Night Live characters, The Blues Brothers, the robber was nicknamed the 'Blues Bandit'.

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force and Phoenix police arrested 35-year-old Juan Rivera Jr on Thursday

He is suspected of being the 'Blues Bandit' (pictured)and robbing eight banks in Arizona

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force and Phoenix police arrested 35-year-old Juan Rivera Jr on Thursday. He is suspected of being the 'Blues Bandit' (left and right) and robbing eight banks in Arizona

In the robberies that occurred between October 2016 and May 2017, the man wore a suit, fedora-like hat and glasses. Similar to the outfit worn by the Saturday Night Live characters, The Blues Brothers, the robber was nicknamed the 'Blues Bandit' 

In the robberies that occurred between October 2016 and May 2017, the man wore a suit, fedora-like hat and glasses. Similar to the outfit worn by the Saturday Night Live

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